Friday 20 April 2018

Stephanie Roche impressed by Barack Obama's 'charisma' during White House visit

Stephanie Roche before the St Patrick's Day reception at The White House
Stephanie Roche before the St Patrick's Day reception at The White House

Niall O'Connor in Washington D.C

SHE’S used to meeting the world’s most famous sports stars.

Now, Stephanie Roche has added US President Barack Obama to the list.

Speaking exclusively to Independent.ie in Washington, Ms Roche joked that she has no photographic evidence to prove it.

“He just seems to have a bit of charisma about him, he’s nice in the way he speaks to people. He’s a powerful man, people listen to him,” she said.

Ms Roche was part of the Taoiseach’s St Patrick’s Day trip to the US and was in attendance at the official opening of the new consulate office in Austin, Texas.

She has moved over to Houston after signing for her new team Houston Dash.

“I think the Americans are really nice, particularly to the Irish. I like the culture, and as long as I settle in with the football, I’ll be just fine.”

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